Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My Fair Godmother

Book Details:
Genre: YA Fantasy
Page Count: 311
Publication Date: Jan. 6, 2009
Why I read it: sounded cute
Grade: B

Cover thoughts:
This cover is pretty fun, and it goes along with the story well. I would have liked to see a picture of Savannah and Tristan in the middle ages, maybe, but this one works well, too.

About the author:
Janette Rallison has written quite a few young adult books, although I don't remember ever hearing of her. This is my first book by her.

The plot:
After a breakup with her boyfriend (who, incidentally, starts dating her sister), Savannah is heartbroken. Plus, she needs a date to prom. Enter her fairy godmother. The godmother who kind of sucks at her job. She misunderstands just about everything Savannah is asking for, first sending her back as Cinderella, then as Snow White. Then finally sending back to the middle ages a boy from her school, Tristan, who Savannah has to go save.

Savannah may not be my favorite young adult character, but I really liked her a lot. Sure, she's not extremely bright, and she makes mistakes, but she's brave, she's caring, and she tries hard. Tristan was a very likable male lead, although not perfect, which is a good thing. The perfect looking, bad boy type characters are way overused.

I really love books that are set in the middle ages, and it's always fun when people from our time travel back to the middle ages. My favorite example of this was Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux, but My Fair Godmother was done well, too, and was very fun.

Notable quotes:
"Sometimes love not only lifts you to the ceiling, it also keeps your eyes there."

Read this if you're in the mood for: a young adult book that is not about a girl who finds out she has some magical power/is a magical being. It's also not about a girl who falls in love with a guy who is a vampire/werewolf/fairy. It's also not about a love triangle. This means it's not like 95 percent of the other YA paranormal/fantasy books that are out there right now. It's different, and it's a fun, quick read.

Continue or part ways?
I will definitely read more by this author, and I've got the second book on my TBR list. Can't wait to read it!


  1. You had me at "It's also not about a girl who falls in love with a guy who is a vampire/werewolf/fairy." I'm not a big fan of YA books, so I might not check this one out but I'm glad that I finally seemed to find a review about a YA book focused on a female who isn't peppered with vampires and werewolves.

  2. I love all genre's of books, but have to say that recently YA books are what I have reading most lately. "My Fair Godmother" looks like a cute one! I will check it out. I just recently finished reading a great YA book that you might be interested in as well- it also is not about a magical girl or a girl who falls in love with a vampire- LOL! It is titled, "A Wind In Montana" by Mitch Davies. Pretty great book, with a great underlying message.

  3. Finally someone found a YA book that might be different than all of the rest of them. I have this on my to read list and am excited to read it.

  4. this books sounds really cute! Great review.